MSL 515C


Denomination: 'MSL 515C'
Botanical Name: Brassica napus
Applicant/Holder: Lantmännen SW Seed AB
Onsjövägen 13
SE-268 81
Tel: 46 702 013 031

Norddeutsche Pflanzenzücht
Hans-Georg Lembke KG
Hohenlieth, D-24363
Tel: 043 51 736 130
Breeder: Lantmännen SW Seed AB, Svalöv, Sweden
Dietmar Brauer, Norddeutsche Pflanzenzücht, Holtsee, Germany
Agent in Canada: Lantmännen SW Seed Ltd.
510 Blackthorn Crescent
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7V 1A8
Tel: 306-955-9620
Application Date: 2003-08-27
Application Number: 03-3827
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-05-18
Certificate Number: 2741
Date rights surrendered: 2015-05-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Defender'

Summary: 'MSL 515C' differs from 'Defender' in flower colour, silique beak length and pedicel length. The flowers of 'MSL 515C are yellow with white stripes in some environments whereas the flowers of 'Defender' are yellow. The silique beak and silique pedicel of 'MSL 515C' are shorter than those of 'Defender'.


PLANT: male sterile mother line, spring seasonal type, short to medium in height at maturity

LEAF: dark green, few lobes, undulating margins with very shallow to shallow dentation

FLOWERS: yellow with white stripes in some environments

SILIQUE: medium in length, short beak, short pedicel

SEED: black

QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS: erucic acid 0.0% of total fatty acids, high glucosinolate content less than 30 µmol/g

Origin & Breeding History: 'MSL 515C' was derived from a cross made in 1998 in Hohenlieth, Germany in conjunction with Svalöf Weibull AB, Svalöv, Sweden. Selection criteria included male sterility, earliness, straw stiffness, high oil content, low glucosinolate content and low erucic acid content.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted during the summers of 2003 and 2005 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Plots consisted of 2 replicates of 8 rows spaced 15 cm apart, were 1.75 metres wide and 3.25 metres long. Plots were laid out in randomized complete block design.

Comparison tables for 'MSL 515C' with reference variety 'Defender'

Means are based on a two year average of 60 plant parts for silique measurements. Differences are significant at the 2% probability level based on LSD values.

Silique beak length (mm) (p less than 0.001)

  'MSL 515C' 'Defender'
mean 6.6 10.7
std. deviation 1.684 2.521

Silique pedicel length (mm) (p less than 0.001)

  'MSL 515C' 'Defender'
mean 16.1 22.0
std. deviation 3.870 4.350

Plant height at maturity (cm)

  'MSL 515C' 'Defender'
mean 119.8 125.4
std. deviation 8.781 12.419
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